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Posted on: February 12, 2009 2:08 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2009 6:55 pm
 

defiler's baseball 'Top 130 Prospects'

         Name                 Pos    Team           Ht    Weight    Born      College/HS    Draft Year       Bats    Throws
1.    Matt Wieters     C    Baltimore    6'5    230    5/21/1986    Georgia Tech    2007 (#5)    S    R
2.    David Price     P    Tampa Bay    6'6    225    8/26/1985    Vanderbilt    2007 (#1)    L    L
3.    Jason Heyward     RF    Atlanta    6'4    220    8/9/1989    Henry County HS (GA)    2007 (#14)    L    L
4.    Madison Bumgarner     P    San Francisco    6'4    215    8/1/1989    South Caldwell HS (NC)    2007 (#10)    R    L
5.    Neftali Feliz     P    Texas    6'3    180    5/2/1988    Dominican Republic    2005 (INT)    R    R
6.    Travis Snider     LF    Toronto    5'11    245    2/2/1988    Henry M. Jackson HS (WA)    2006 (#14)    L    L
7.    Matt LaPorta     LF    Cleveland    6'2    210    1/8/1985    Florida    2007 (#7)    R    R
8.    Trevor Cahill     P    Oakland    6'3    195    3/1/1988    Vista HS (CA)    2006 (#66)    R    R
9.    Colby Rasmus     CF    St. Louis    6'2    195    8/11/1986    Russell County HS (AL)    2005 (#28)    L    L
10.    Brett Anderson     P    Oakland    6'4    215    2/1/1988    Stillwater HS (OK)    2006 (#55)    L    L
11.    Rick Porcello     P    Detroit    6'5    200    12/27/1988    Seton Hall Prep (NJ)    2007 (#27)    R    R
12.    Michael Stanton     RF    Florida    6'5    205    11/8/1989    Notre Dame HS (CA)    2007 (#76)    R    R
13.    Thomas Hanson     P    Atlanta    6'6    210    8/28/1986    Riverside CC    2005 (#677)    R    R
14.    Cameron Maybin     CF    Florida    6'4    205    4/4/1987    T.C. Robertson HS (NC)    2005 (#10)    R    R
15.    Timothy Alderson     P    San Francisco    6'6    217    11/3/1988    Horizon HS (AZ)    2007 (#22)    R    R
16.    Dayan Viciedo     3B    Chicago (AL)    6''0    225    3/10/1989    Cuba    2008 (INT)    S    R
17.    Yonder Alonso     1B    Cincinnati    6'2    215    4/8/1987    Miami    2008 (#7)    L    R
18.    Eric Hosmer     1B    Kansas City    6'4    215    10/24/1989    American Heritage HS (FL)    2008 (#3)    L    L
19.    Dexter Fowler     CF    Colorado    6'4    175    3/22/1986    Milton HS (GA)    2004 (#410)    S    R
20.    Jarrod Parker     P    Arizona    6'1     180    11/24/1988    Norwell HS (IN)    2007 (#9)    R    R
21.    Justin Smoak     1B    Texas    6'3    200    12/5/1986    South Carolina    2008 (#11)    S    L
22.    Lars Anderson     1B    Boston    6'4    215    9/25/1987    Jesuit HS (CA)    2006 (#553)    L    L
23.    Michael Moustakas     3B    Kansas City    6'0    195    9/11/1988    Chatsworth HS (CA)    2007 (#2)    L    R
24.    Brian Matusz     P    Baltimore    6'5    200    2/11/1987    San Diego    2008 (#4)    L    L
25.    Logan Morrison     1B    Florida    6'2    215    8/25/1987    Northshore HS (LA)    2005 (#666)    L    L
26.    Jhoulys Chacin     P    Colorado    6'1    168    1/7/1988    Venezuela    2004 (INT)    R    R
27.    Josh Vitters     3B    Chicago (NL)    6'3    200    8/27/1989    Cypress HS (CA)    2007 (#3)    R    R
28.    Fernando Martinez     CF    New York (NL)    6'1    190    10/10/1988    Dominican Republic    2005 (INT)    L    R
29.    Gordon Beckham     SS    Chicago (AL)    6'0    185    9/16/1986    Georgia    2008 (#8)    R    R
30.    Derek Holland     P    Texas    6'2    185    10/9/1986    Wallace State CC    2006 (#748)    S    L
31.    Tim Beckham     SS    Tampa Bay    6'0    188    1/27/1990    Griffin HS (GA)    2008 (#1)    R    R
32.    Aaron Hicks     CF    Minnesota    6'2    170    10/2/1989    Woodrow Wilson HS (CA)    2008 (#14)    S    R
33.    Brett Wallace     3B    St. Louis    6'1    245    8/26/1986    Arizona State    2008 (#13)    L    R
34.    Jordan Walden     P    Los Angeles (AL)    6'5    220    11/16/1987    Mansfield HS (TX)    2006 (#372)    R    R
35.    Buster Posey     C    San Francisco    6'2    195    3/27/1987    Florida State    2008 (#5)    R    R
36.    Jesus Montero     C    New York (AL)    6'4    225    11/28/1989    Venezuela    2006 (INT)    R    R
37.    Brett Cecil     P    Toronto    6'3    220    7/2/1986    Maryland    2007 (#38)    R    L
38.    Andrew McCutchen     CF    Pittsburgh    5'11    175    10/10/1986    Fort Meade HS (FL)    2005 (#11)    R    R
39.    Carlos Santana     C    Cleveland    5'11    190    4/8/1986    Dominican Republic    2004 (INT)    S    R
40.    Frederick Freeman     1B    Atlanta    6'5    220    9/12/1989    El Modena HS (CA)    2007 (#38)    L    R
41.    Pedro Alvarez     3B    Pittsburgh    6'2    225    2/6/1987    Vanderbilt    2008 (#2)    L    R
42.    Alcides Escobar     SS    Milwaukee    6'1    175    12/16/1986    Venezuela    2003 (INT)    R    R
43.    Gregory Halman     CF    Seattle    6'4    190    8/26/1987    Netherlands    2004 (INT)    R    R
44.    Wilmer Flores     SS    New York (NL)    6'3    175    8/6/1991    Venezuela    2007 (INT)    R    R
45.    Michael Burgess     RF    Washington    5'11    195    10/20/1988    Hillsborough HS (FL)    2007 (#49)    L    L
46.    Carlos Triunfel     SS    Seattle    5'11    175    2/27/1990    Dominican Republic    2006 (INT)    R    R
47.    Wade Davis     P    Tampa Bay    6'5    220    9/7/1985    Lake Wales HS (FL)    2004 (#75)    R    R
48.    Matt Dominguez     3B    Florida    6'2    180    8/28/1989    Chatsworth HS (CA)    2007 (#12)    R    R
49.    Elvis Andrus     SS    Texas    6'0    185    8/26/1988    Venezuela    2005 (INT)    R    R
50.    Ben Revere     LF    Minnesota    5'9    166    5/3/1988    Lexington Catholic HS (KY)    2007 (#28)    L    R
51.    Mat Gamel     3B    Milwaukee    6'0    195    7/26/1985    Chipola JC (FL)    2005 (#115)    L    R
52.    Dellin Betances     P    New York (AL)    6'8    245    3/23/1988    Grand Street HS (NY)    2006 (#254)    R    R
53.    Chris Tillman     P    Baltimore    6'5    195    4/15/1988    Fountain Valley HS (CA)    2006 (#49)    R    R
54.    Neftali Soto     3B    Cincinnati    6'2    180    2/28/1989    Marista HS (Puerto Rico)    2007 (#109)    R    R
55.    Austin Jackson     CF    New York (AL)    6'1    185    2/1/1987    Billy Ryan HS (TX)    2005 (#259)    R    R
56.    Nick Barnese     P    Tampa Bay    6'2    170    1/11/1989    Simi Valley HS (CA)    2007 (#95)    R    R
57.    Aaron Poreda     P    Chicago (AL)    6'6    240    10/1/1986    University of San Francisco    2007 (#25)    L    L
58.    Jordan Schafer     CF    Atlanta    6'1    200    9/4/1986    Winter Haven (IN)    2005 (#107)    L    L
59.    Tyler Flowers     C    Chicago (AL)    6'4    245    1/24/1986    Chipola JC (FL)    2005 (#1007)    R    R
60.    Jeremy Hellickson     P    Tampa Bay    6'1    185    4/8/1987    Herbert Hoover HS (IA)    2005 (#118)    R    R
61.    Nicholas Weglarz     LF    Cleveland    6'3    245    12/16/1987    Lakeshore HS (Canada)    2005 (#94)    L    L
62.    Michael Bowden     P    Boston    6'3    215    9/9/1986    Waubonsie HS (IL)    2005 (#47)    R    R
63.    Chris C. Carter     1B    Oakland    6'4    210    12/18/1986    Sierra Vista HS (NV)    2005 (#455)    R    R
64.    Christopher Marrero     1B    Washington    6'3    210    7/2/1988    Monsignor Pace HS (FL)    2006 (#15)    R    R
65.    Christian Friedrich     P    Colorado    6'3    210    7/8/1987    Eastern Kentucky    2008 (#25)    R    L
66.    Jeff Niemann     P    Tampa Bay    6'9    280    2/28/1983    Rice    2004 (#4)    R    R
67.    Jake Arrieta     P    Baltimore    6'4    225    3/6/1986    Texas Christian    2007 (#159)    R    R
68.    Brad Mills     P    Toronto    6'0    185    3/5/1985    Arizona    2007 (#145)    L    L
69.    Todd Frazier     LF    Cincinnati    6'3    215    2/12/1986    Rutgers    2007 (#34)    R    R
70.    Angel Villalona     1B    San Francisco    6'3    200    8/13/1990    Dominican Republic    2006 (INT)    R    R
71.    Michael Inoa     P    Oakland    6'7    205    9/24/1992    Dominican Republic    2008 (INT)    R    R
72.    Desmond Jennings     CF    Tampa Bay    6'2    180    10/30/1986    Pinson Valley HS (AL)    2006 (#289)    R    R
73.    Kyle Blanks     1B    San Diego    6'6    270    9/11/1986    Yavapai CC (AZ)    2004 (#1241)    R    R
74.    Daryl Jones     CF    St. Louis    5'11    180    6/25/1987    Spring HS (TX)    2005 (#110)    L    L
75.    Jose Tabata     CF    Pittsburgh    5'11    160    8/12/1988    Venezuela    2004 (INT)    R    R
76.    Chris Nelson     SS    Colorado    5'11    175    9/3/1985    Redan HS (CA)    2004 (#9)    R    R
77.    Carlos Carrasco     P    Philadelphia    6'3    215    3/21/1987    Venezuela    2003 (INT)    R    R
78.    William Rowell     3B    Baltimore    6'5    205    9/10/1988    Bishop Eustace Prep (NJ)    2006 (#9)    L    R
79.    Reid Brignac     SS    Tampa Bay    6'3    180    1/16/1986    St. Amant HS (LA)    2004 (#45)    R    R
80.    Kila Ka'aihue     1B    Kansas City    6'3    230    3/29/1984    Iolani HS (HA)    2002 (#438)    L    R
81.    J.P. Arencibia     C    Toronto    6'1    215    1/5/1986    Tennessee    2007 (#21)    R    R
82.    Jake McGee     P    Tampa Bay    6'3    190    8/6/1986    Reed HS (NV)    2004 (#135)    L    L
83.    Allan Dykstra     1B    San Diego    6'5    215    5/21/1987    Wake Forest    2008 (#23)    L    R
84.    Jemile Weeks     2B    Oakland    5'10    175    1/26/1987    Miami    2008 (#12)    S    R
85.    Matt Moore     P    Tampa Bay    6'2    205    6/18/1989    Moriarty HS (FL)    2007 (#245)    L    L
86.    Gorkys Hernandez     CF    Atlanta    6'0    175    9/7/1987    Venezuela    2005 (INT)    R    R
87.    Adrian Cardenas     SS    Oakland    6'0    185    10/10/1987    Monsignor Pace HS (FL)    2006 (#37)    L    R
88.    Phillippe Aumont     P    Seattle    6'7    220    1/7/1989    Escole De Versant (Canada)    2007 (#11)    R    R
89.    Adam Miller     P    Cleveland    6'4    200    11/26/1984    McKinney HS (TX)    2003 (#31)    R    R
90.    Jacob Odorizzi     P    Milwaukee    6'2    175    3/27/1990    Highland HS (IL)    2008 (#32)    R    R
91.    Julio Teheran     P    Atlanta    6'2    150    1/27/1991    Columbia    2007 (INT)    R    R
92.    Ivan De Jesus     SS    Los Angeles (NL)    5'11    182    5/1/1987    Puerto Rico    2005 (#51)    R    R
93.    Tim Melville     P    Kansas City    6'5    210    10/9/1989    Holt HS (MO)    2008 (#115)    R    R
94.    Engel Beltre     CF    Texas    6'1    170    11/1/1989    Dominican Republic    2006 (INT)    L    L
95.    Matt Antonelli     2B    San Diego    6'0    200    4/8/1985    Wake Forest    2006 (#17)    R    R
96.    Jason Castro     C    Houston    6'3    210    6/18/1987    Stanford    2008 (#10)    L    R
97.    Andrew Lambo     OF    Los Angeles (NL)    6'3    190    8/11/1988    Newbury Park HS (CA)    2007 (#146)    L    L
98.    Julio Borbon     CF    Texas    6'1    180    2/20/1986    Tennessee    2007 (#35)    L    L
99.    Justin Jackson     SS    Toronto    6'2    185    12/11/1988    T.C. Robertson HS (NC)    2007 (#45)    R    R
100.   Isaac Galloway     CF    Florida    6'2    190    10/10/1989    Los Osos HS (CA)    2008 (#238)    R    R
101.    David Cooper     1B    Toronto    6'0    175    2/12/1987    UC Berkeley    2008 (#17)    L    L
102.    Nick Adenhart     P    Los Angeles (AL)    6'4    190    8/24/1986    Williamsport HS (MD)    2004 (#413)    R    R
103.    Peter Bourjos     CF    Los Angeles (AL)    6'1    175    3/31/1987    Notre Dame HS (AZ)    2005 (#313)    R    R
104.    Brandon Allen     1B    Chicago (AL)    6'2    235    2/12/1986    Montgomery HS (TX)    2004 (#149)    L    R
105.    Eric O. Young     2B    Colorado    5'10    180    5/25/1985    Chandler-Gilbert CC (AZ)    2003 (#887)    S    R
106.    Nate Schierholtz     CF    San Francisco    6'2    215    2/15/1984    Chabot CC (CA)    2003 (#63)    L    R
107.    Jason Donald     SS    Philadelphia    6'1    190    9/4/1984    Arizona    2006 (#97)    R    R
108.    James McDonald     P    Los Angeles (AL)    6'5    195    10/19/1984    Golden West College    2002 (#331)    L    R
109.    Michael Main     P    Texas    6'1    170    12/14/1988    Deland HS (FL)    2007 (#24)    R    R
110.    Taylor Teagarden     C    Texas    6'1    200    12/21/1983    Texas    2005 (#99)    R    R
111.    Michael Saunders     LF    Seattle    6'4    205    11/19/1986    Tallahassee CC    2004 (#333)    L    R
112.    Chris Valaika     SS    Cincinnati    6'1    180    8/14/1985    UC Santa Barbara    2006 (#84)    R    R
113.    Brian Bogusevic     LF    Houston    6'3    215    2/18/1984    Tulane    2005 (#24)    L    L
114.    Brandon Snyder     1B    Baltimore    6'2    210    11/23/1986    Westfield HS (VA)    2005 (#13)    R    R
115.    Nicholas Noonan     2B    San Francisco    6'0    180    5/4/1989    Francis Parker HS (CA)    2007 (#32)    L    R
116.    Angel Salome     C    Milwaukee    5'7    200    6/8/1986    George Washington HS (NY)    2004 (#136)    R    R
117.    Kyle Lotzkar     P    Cincinnati    6'4    200    10/24/1989    South Delta SS (Canada)    2007 (#53)    L    R
118.    Drew Stubbs     CF    Cincinnati    6'4    200    10/4/1984    Texas    2006 (#8)    R    R
119.    Beau Mills     1B    Cleveland    6'2    220    8/15/1986    Lewis-Clark State    2007 (#13)    L    R
120.    William Inman     SP    San Diego    6'0    200    2/6/1987    Tunstall HS (VA)    2005 (#85)    R    R
121.    Lou Marson     C    Philadelphia    6'1    200    6/26/1986    Coronado HS (AZ)    2004 (#122)    R    R
122.    Josh Reddick     OF    Boston    6'2    180    2/19/1987    Middle Georgia College    2006 (#523)    L    R
123.    Brett Lawrie     SS    Milwaukee    6'0    190    1/18/1990    HS (Canada)    2008 (#16)    R    R
124.    Jeremy Bleich     P    New York (AL)    6'2    195    6/18/1987    Stanford    2008 (#44)    L    L
125.    Aaron Cunningham     LF    Oakland    5'11    195    4/24/1986    Everett CC (WA)    2005 (#185)    R    R
126.    Casey Weathers     P    Colorado    6'1    200    6/10/1985    Vanderbilt    2007 (#8)    R    R
127.    Brad Holt     P    New York (NL)    6'4    195    10/13/1986    UNC Wilmington    2008 (#33)    R    R
128.    Chris Getz     2B    Chicago (AL)    6'0    185    8/30/1983    Michigan    2005 (#125)    L    R
129.    Daniel Schlereth     P    Arizona    6'0    210    5/9/1986    Arizona    2008 (#26)    L    L
130.    Andrew Brackman     P    New York (AL)    6'10    270    12/4/1985    North Carolina State    2007 (#30)    R    R

 

In order to be on this list, a player must not have exhausted their rookie eligibility, either this season or in the past, and must have signed with a MLB team.

"A player shall be considered a rookie unless, during a previous season or seasons, he has (a) exceeded 130 at-bats or 50 innings pitched in the Major Leagues; or (b) accumulated more than 45 days on the active roster of a Major League club."

My rankings combine scouting reports, statistical results (amateur and professional), pedigree, makeup, and personal opinion . Age and level are used only to gauge relative performance, i.e. when a player is significantly younger than most of his competitors. I do not use "closeness to the majors" as a factor in my rankings.

Posted on: September 2, 2008 8:21 pm
 

A fan without a hometown

My favorite professional sports teams are the Oakland Raiders, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago White Sox, and the Dallas Stars. For collegiate sports, my favorite teams are from the University of North Texas (I am an alumni) and the University of Tennessee (grew up cheering for the Vols). I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and have lived in Virginia, California, and Texas. My teenage years were shaped by constant relocation and sports became a haven of distraction for me, as it was difficult to make friends changing states and schools so often. My first "hero - athlete" was Bo Jackson. That explains my loyalties to the Raiders and White Sox.

I wasn't much of an NBA fan as a young teen, but it eventually grew on me. I remember watching the NBA Finals with my grandmother back when the Bulls were running with Jordan. I enjoyed watching him, and I also enjoyed Charles Barkley and the Suns - I remember when, at a Spurs game in San Antonio, I was disappointed when Joe Klein didn't give me a "high 5" as he ran past me towards the locker room at half-time. After Barkley's retirement and the Klein incident, I evolved into a Spurs fan. That city really knows how to support their basketball team, even before all the championships.

I am admittedly not much of a hockey fan, but I'm now living in the Dallas area and have attended a few Stars games. I've grown into at least a half-fan (cheering for them but really not following them all that closely). I attend UNT football games as often as possible and WISH they had a baseball program.

I am often jealous of people lucky enough to grow up in a single area, running into people they know at grocery stores and having many lifelong friendships. I was never in the same place long enough to develop those, and growing up just before the Internet revolution, the phone and snail-mail were the only ways to keep in touch. I wasn't about to sit around chatting on the phone with long-distance friends, that just wouldn't be masculine. I'm also jealous because I didn't get to grow up as a fan cheering for a hometown team, and I can tell that other fans view me differently since I've got alligiences to multiple cities (i.e., I'm an Oakland Raiders fan, shouldn't I also be an Oakland Athletics fan instead of Chicago White Sox?).

Am I less devoted to my teams, am I not a "true" fan? I don't think so. Even standing up and saying I'm a Raiders fan these days is enough of a test of loyalty. We have been a "Shell" of a team for quite awhile, and I've been here, watching every game and cheering at the local Hooters, proudly wearing Raiders Jerseys and caps. This is in Cowboy country, and those guys love to tease Raiders fans - especially when our team is playing poorly. They'll even team up with fans of other teams, even fans of their divisional rivals, just to pick on a Raiders fan... and I still can't wait for gameday.
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